No matter where you turn, chances are you find someone telling you how important getting regular exercise really is. However, while you may be tired of hearing about it, the fact is that it is essential to achieve a healthy heart. Not only will your body take a physical toll due to lack of exercise,… Continue reading The Importance of Exercise for Heart Health
There is no question that for many people, the demands of family and friends, as well as your marriage and career can leave very little time for the small, yet important, details such as regular doctor visits. The fact is; however, in order to maintain superior heart health, there are certain things that you will… Continue reading The Importance of Regular Checkups for Heart Health
Coronary artery disease is a fairly well-known condition. Most people in the US are familiar with the signs and are aware of the factors that increase the risk of developing it. Carotid artery disease is another matter. A large percentage of Americans are unfamiliar with the term, unaware of the symptoms and largely oblivious to… Continue reading Carotid Artery Disease: The Importance of Early Diagnosis
It’s a question that scientists have been asking for a number of years. How much impact does stress have on the heart? And does stress increase the risk of developing heart disease? Despite extensive research, the answer is still not entirely clear. The likely conclusion would seem to be that stress is a contributing factor,… Continue reading Stress: Is It a Significant Contributing Factor of Heart Disease?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sixty-seven million (i.e. one in 3 people) American adults have high blood pressure. Only half of the 67 million people, who suffer from high blood pressure, have their condition under control (CDC, 2014). What is high blood pressure? Well, high blood pressure, also known as… Continue reading What Medications Should I Avoid if I Have High Blood Pressure?
So, what exactly is cholesterol? Well, cholesterol is a type of lipid (fat) in your blood. Contrary to popular belief, some degree of cholesterol is needed for bodily functions. Although your body produces cholesterol, you can also obtain cholesterol from foods. What is high cholesterol? Well, high cholesterol occurs when fatty deposits (plaques) accumulate in… Continue reading Foods That Can Lower Your Cholesterol Level